Agora (in Greek) = a market or a meeting place. Agora is a co-operative network and a multi-disciplinary research center within University of Jyväskylä. In the Agora building, research, education and enterprises are integrated into one functional whole.

or us there are no doubts about the possibilities, which Semantic Web opens for industry. that is why one important objective of our activities is to study appropriate industrial cases, collect arguments, launch industrial projects and develop prototypes for the industrial companies to not only believe together with us, but also benefit from the Semantic Web.

Our research interests

Design of distributed and self-managed Web-based and mobile applications, platforms, ecosystems and services which are:

  • Able to automatically discover, compose and integrate heterogeneous components;
  • Able to manage heterogeneous data/knowledge/intelligence sources;
  • Able to create, deploy and exploit linked data;
  • Able to browse and filter information based on semantic similarity and closeness;
  • Able to create, exploit and visualize context-sensitive mashups and meshups;
  • Able to perform automated and user-driven application/service orchestration and choreography;
  • ...
utilizing for that emerging Knowledge-, Agent-, SOA-, Cloud Computing-, Machine-Learning-, Mobile-, Context-Aware- and Semantic Web-based technologies and tools.

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Our location:
Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, FINLAND
Mattilanniemi, 2
P.O. Box 35 (Agora)
FIN-40014 Jyväskylä


Our contacts:
+358142604618 (phone)
+358142602731 (fax)

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